Chef Alain Sailhac Celebrates His 80th Birthday with Jacques Torres

For renowned Chef Alain Sailhac’s 80th birthday, Sailhac’s wife and several esteemed colleagues (including Jacques Torres) secretly planned a surprise birthday party that would take place at Jacques Torres Chocolate.

Guests included: André Soltner, Daniel Boulud, Michel Nischan, Bill Yosses, Gabriel Kreuther, Marcus Samuelsson, Geoffrey Zakarian, Jimmy Bradley, Ariane Daguin, David Burke, Drew Nieporent, Charles Dale, Michael Lomonaco, Sam Hazen, Don Pintabono, Ron Ben Israel, Kerry Heffernan, Elizabeth Falkner, Sylvia Weinstock, Kevin O’Brien, Florence Fabricant, Mimi Sheraton, Olivier Reginensi, amongst others.

The party was graciously hosted by one of the last family-owned grand marque Champagne houses in the world – Champagne Taittinger. And, to celebrate, a six-level Champagne tower was created to toast Chef Alain Sailhac’s 80th birthday.


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Harpers Bazaar: Best Chocolate Shops in NYC

Harpers Bazaar: Best Chocolate Shops in NYC

Jacques’ FIRST location in Dumbo has been noted as one of New York’s Best Chocolate Shops in Harpers Bazaar! With Jacques Torres being known as New York’s own “Mr. Chocolate”, it’s not difficult to see why. But, if you need convincing, be sure to drop in on his Dumbo shop and order his famous hot chocolate whilst taking in the beautiful view of the city skyline.

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Food Network Magazine: A New York City Christmas

Food Network Magazine: A New York City ChristmasJacques Torres’ Hot Chocolate has made it’s way into the heart of Food Network star, Anne Burrell. She even makes a personal request for baristas “not to make it too hot – ‘because I can never wait to drink it!; she says.”

While Anne favors the classic taste of Jacques’ Hot Chocolate, you can also ask for Wicked-style: hot chocolate spiked with cinnamon and ground chipotle chile peppers.

Sweet or spicy, Classic or Wicked, Jacques Torres’ Hot Chocolate is a MUST-TRY. Especially during the holiday season.

Tis The Season!

Make the holidays a time to remember with Jacques’ selection of Christmas treats. With snowmen as stocking stuffers, and lollipop poinsettias as a floral arrangement, Jacques’ chocolate treats are the missing piece of your holiday decorations! Who says chocolate can’t be a centerpiece?

Snowman – Milk/White/Dark – $7.00
Santa – Mini Milk/White/Dark – $6.00
Christmas Tree Lollipop – Milk/Dark – $3.00
Snowman Lollipop – $3.00
Poinsettia Lollipop – Milk/White – $3.00

*In-Store Only:
Snowman – Large – $49.00
Santa – Large – $49.00
Santa – Medium – $49.00
Christmas Tree – Small – $16.00
Christmas Tree – Large – $49.00

*Visit one of our 9 New York Locations to purchase any of our In-Store Only products and much more!